expect further clearance

expect further clearance (time)

An expression used in radio communications to indicate the time at which a pilot can expect to receive clearance beyond a clearance limit.
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A key piece of information that should be a part of every holding clearance is the expect further clearance (EFC) time.
With regard to getting an expect further clearance (EFC) time for holding at the MAHP (Readback, October 2011IFR), that's generally done only when requested by the pilot, either for training or to wait for weather to improve.